Safety Corner

At Edgerton Hospital, we believe in helping our community to stay safe! We're happy to provide tips and information on how to prevent an injury that may land you in our emergency room.

May 2018

Safe Boating Tips


It is hard to believe that after the long winter season, the time has finally arrived to get out onto the boat for some fun and relaxation with family and friends!

Your team at Edgerton Hospital wants to make sure that you stay safe this boating season by following some basic safety tips.

Please take a minute and review the 10 basic boating safety tips to help to stay safe:

  1. Be weather-wise
  2. Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist
  3. Use common sense
  4. Designate an Assistant Skipper
  5. Develop a Float Plan
  6. Make proper use of life jackets
  7. Avoid alcohol
  8. Learn to swim
  9. Take a boating course
  10. Consider a free vessel safety check